Early War Japanese Army EM/NCO Canteen
Originally issued in a leather harness prior to World War II, the canteen was reissued for use in World War II in a fabric harness with metal buckles and grommets. These metal harness components would be eliminated from the canteen harness assemblies at the end of 1942 as a war materiel conservation measure. The canteen has the number “36” painted on one side. Very good field used condition.